About RICF 

Family Reunification

RICF believes that the best option for an abandoned or orphaned child is often with a relative. RICF has been involved in reuniting families where the reason for the child's abandonment has been poverty or homelessness. Where there is a mother or other relative who has a deep attachment to the child, this is a special relationship which can rarely be recreated with a substitute family.

A real life example of family reunification - Ionut's story (short video with English subtitles).


Mother and Son reunited


When this young man was 11, he was brought to RICF, because his mother was homeless and couldn’t look after him. A special donation was used in summer 2004 to purchase a house where they have been living together since. Now he is doing well at the village school, where he has made friends, and is in the football team. He and his mother are increasing in financial independence, as they now receive the state benefits to which they are entitled, thanks to RICF’s social workers.



Unfortunately many of our children are not so fortunate as to have a relative willing or able to look after them. These children are entered into our foster placement project 'A Family for me'.